Ben Roethlisberger
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3 days ago

Roethlisberger completed 20 of 31 passes for 224 yards with no touchdowns and one interception in Sunday's 18-16 divisional-round victory over the Chiefs. He also gained a yard on four rushes.

EDGE Analysis

Big Ben primarily got out of the way and let Le'Veon Bell and his defense handle most of the heavy lifting. That's not to say he didn't have an impact in the victory, however, as Roethlisberger made several impressive throws, including a 52-yard bomb to Antonio Brown and a 26-yard strike to Jesse James down to the Chiefs' five-yard line. His one mistake came when he got a tad greedy on the play following the latter completion, as he reportedly audibled out of a run and subsequently had his pass batted by Frank Zombo at the line and intercepted by Eric Berry. Roethlisberger was mistake-free otherwise, and will likely need a similarly pristine performance in next week's conference championship for the Steelers to have a realistic chance of upending the Patriots on the road. Roethlisberger has now completed 33 of 49 passes for 421 yards with two touchdowns and three interceptions over two postseason games.

Ben Roethlisberger
QB PIT (8)
6 days ago

Roethlisberger (foot) does not carry an injury designation for Sunday night's playoff game against the Chiefs.

EDGE Analysis

Roethlisberger and the Steelers were originally slated to play at 1:05 ET on Sunday, but an ice storm forecast for this weekend in the Kansas City area has led to the contest being moved to 8:20 ET. Per the report, the decision to make the change was made "in consultation with state and local officials as well as the Chiefs and the Steelers." While the switch will presumably help the teams avoid the worst of Sunday's local weather, the contest will nonetheless take place in less than balmy conditions.

Ben Roethlisberger
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7 days ago

Roethlisberger (foot) practiced fully Thursday.

EDGE Analysis

Roethlisberger's absence from practice Wednesday thus falls into the rest/maintenance category and his return to a full session Thursday cements the QB's availability for Sunday's 1:05 ET playoff contest against the Chiefs.

Ben Roethlisberger
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1 week ago

Roethlisberger (foot) did not practice Wednesday.

EDGE Analysis

Whether it's Roethlisberger's right foot, as the official injury report indicates, or his ankle that's ailing him, as noted by the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review, the QB is expected to tough things out Sunday against the Chiefs. We'll circle back on Roethlisberger's status Thursday, but it's reasonable to expect the QB to re-join practice, at least in a limited capacity.

Ben Roethlisberger
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1 week ago

Head coach Mike Tomlin said Tuesday that he doesn't expect Roethlisberger's foot to be a problem during Sunday's divisional-round game in Kansas City, Bob Labriola of the Steelers' official site reports. "Roethlisberger aggravated his foot, but it doesn't appear to be an issue," Tomlin stated. "We'll watch him closely as we push forward to the game but not anticipating that limiting him."

EDGE Analysis

Tomlin admitted he shouldn't have exposed Roethlisberger to the hit that resulted in the aggravation of a previous foot fracture and the use of a walking boot in the aftermath of the Steelers' wild-card win against the Dolphins on Sunday. Having said that, Roethlisberger already ditched the boot as of Monday, and while his practice participation could be hindered this week, he'll tough it out Sunday, as he's done with a multitude of injuries throughout the course of his career.

Ben Roethlisberger
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1 week ago1 Comment

Roethlisberger, who is no longer wearing a walking boot, said Monday's MRI showed he aggravated a previous foot fracture, but his current injury isn't severe and shouldn't prevent him from playing this Sunday against the Chiefs, Ron Cook of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reports.

EDGE Analysis

Roethlisberger was injured on the second-to-last play of Sunday's convincing playoff win over the Dolphins, resulting in him wearing a protective boot to his post-game press conference. According to Roethlisberger, him wearing that boot was a precautionary request from the Steelers, but since Monday's MRI revealed no severe damage, continuing to sport the boot has been deemed unnecessary. Although it's somewhat alarming that the quarterback admitted to aggravating a previous foot injury, Roethlisberger remains determined to play in this Sunday's divisional round tilt. While that mindset, coupled with what's at stake, suggests he should be available, Roethlisberger's status will still need to be monitored over the course of this week.

Ben Roethlisberger
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1 week ago

Roethlisberger sprained his right ankle during Sunday's playoff win over the Dolphins, but the ailment doesn't appear serious and he intends to play in this Sunday's divisional round game versus the Chiefs, NFL Network's Ian Rapoport reports.

EDGE Analysis

Roethlisberger's right leg was bent awkwardly during the closing stages of Sunday's convincing victory over Miami and resulted in him sporting a walking boot during his post-game press conference. Fortunately for the Steelers, Roethlisberger's ankle checked out alright, seemingly only revealing a sprain. With a week to receive treatment, Roethlisberger fully intends on suiting up this Sunday, but it wouldn't be surprising if his practice involvement is managed to limit his exertion ahead of kickoff.

Ben Roethlisberger
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2 weeks ago

Though Roethlisberger (ankle) was sporting a walking boot on his right foot after Sunday's 30-12 win over the Dolphins, he indicated that he plans to play next weekend against the Chiefs, ESPN's Jeremy Fowler reports.

EDGE Analysis

Per NFL Network's Aditi Kinkhabwala, Roethlisberger indicated that he hurt his ankle on the second-to-last play of Sunday's game, but for now, at least, his status for the next round of the playoffs does not appear in danger. Roethlisberger completed 13-of-18 passes for 197 yards to go along with two TDs and two picks in the Steelers' wild-card win over Miami on Sunday, a game that also featured a 29/167/2 stat line turned in by running back Le'Veon Bell.

Ben Roethlisberger
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3 weeks ago

Roethlisberger is inactive for Sunday's game against the Browns.

EDGE Analysis

As expected, with the Steelers locked into the No. 3 playoff seed in the AFC, Big Ben will sit out Sunday's game, which paves the way for Landry Jones to make his fourth career NFL start at QB.

Ben Roethlisberger
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3 weeks ago

Coach Mike Tomlin confirmed Wednesday that he plans to rest selected key starters such as Roethlisberger Sunday against the Browns, the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review reports.

EDGE Analysis

With the Steelers locked into the No. 3 playoff seed in the AFC, Roethlisberger is in line to sit out Week 17's game, with Landry Jones thus set to make his fourth career start Sunday.